Beulah McLaughlin

Beulah Almira McLaughlin

Tuesday, February 2nd, 1926 - Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Beulah Almira McLaughlin 93, passed away Friday August 30, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Beulah was born on February 2, 1926, to William and Zelma (Sweet) Fox, in Elkville Illinois.

She married Rev. Fred McLaughlin July 30, 1945 in San Rafael, California; he preceded her in death on June 3, 1998.

Mrs. McLaughlin was a member of Pate Chapel Church in Murphysboro, Illinois. She was involved in 4-H, where she coached the girls softball team, and played in her youth. Beulah was an avid sports fan and bowler, she had bowled on the same league for 20 yrs. She loved to go to her children's and grandchildren's sporting events, so much so that she never missed a game. Beulah also loved to farm and drive her tractor for over 20 years, and anytime she drove she was sure to let everybody know about it. She also worked as a receptionist for the Esposito / Rodriguez Clinic in Murphysboro for 20 years.

She is survived by one son Darryl McLaughlin of Murphysboro, one granddaughter Erica and Mitch Murphy of Murphysboro, three great grandchildren Augustus Murphy, Liam Murphy, and Elliot Murphy all of Murphysboro,IL; Two brothers Dossie Fox of Carbondale,IL and William Fox of Murphysboro, IL, and several nieces and nephews who lived with her when they were young.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son Curtis McLaughlin, and several brothers and sisters.

The family has asked that memorials be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Funeral Services will be 11 am Wednesday September 4, 2019, at Pate Chapel Church with Rev. Jim Easton officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 pm at the church Tuesday September 3rd. Her body will be laid to rest at Murdale Gardens of Memory. For more information please visit
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Pate Chapel Church
    3481 W Grange Hill Road
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  • Service

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 11:00am
    Pate Chapel Church
    3481 W Grange Hill Road
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    Rev. Jim Easton
  • Interment

    Murdale Gardens of Memory
    137 Murdale Gardens Road
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  • Reception

    Pate Chapel Church
    3481 W Grange Hill Road
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Donations are being accepted for: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.


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Geoff davidson

Posted at 09:49am
I was incredibly sad to hear of Beulah's passing. Some of my fondest memories are of the times spent with her and Fred. She welcomed me to the family as if I was blood. Scolding my teenage antics, her voracious laugh, her love of singing hymns. I always looked forward to Sunday dinner after church. She was an amazing lady and I will never forget the memories I have of her. I will always consider her my Grandmother. Thank You so much for letting me be a part of your life and your family. Geoff

Alicia Garcia

Posted at 08:10pm
I'll always remember her creating my love of chicken and dumplings! They had to be the best I've ever had. I always think about her when I have them and will continue to. I'll miss that contagious smile and treasure the moments we had together.

M. Frances (Boyer Welters)

Posted at 11:28pm
Darryl, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom passing. I have so many great memories of Beulah; she helped my Mom with the Chatterboxes 4-H club, she and Mom played Women's softball on the same team, and bowled on the same team. She was a beautiful person with a beautiful smile and spread sunshine wherever she was. She also was feisty when she needed to be, like when our 4-H softball team was playing for the State Championship in Springfield, and she was coaching third. I was on third base and she told me to run after someone hit the ball in the outfield and I didn't go at first. I finally did, got in a hotbox and was tagged out and we lost the game - oops......she was so mad at me.....and rightly so....bless her in peace sweet lady!

Frances & Neil,Bob,Patti &Dennis, Linda &Terry & f

Posted at 10:58pm
We are so sorry for your loss! We( Boyers) have great memories of Beulah! F. Welters, Bob Boyer, Patti Daniels, Linda Lingle
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Andrew George

Posted at 09:54pm
I remember when I first met my Great Aunt Beulah she gave me the warmest hug filled with love. Beulah's bright caring smile lit up a room and I will always remember how amazing and funny she was. Thank you for being a light to so many people and I will see your smile in heaven. Rest in Paradise Aunt Beulah!!

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